Tag Archive: Rival


OnePlus rumored to launch its first AirPods rival in July

The OnePlus Buds might debut alongside the company’s rumored OnePlus Z smartphone.

What you need to know OnePlus’ first truly wireless earbuds will apparently be called the OnePlus Buds. They are expected to feature an AirPods-inspired design. The earbuds are tipped to launch in July.

OnePlus launched its third pair of wireless earbuds alongside the OnePlus 8 series smartphones last month, called the OnePlus Wireless Z. However, just like the previous generation wireless earbuds from OnePlus, the  [Read More…]

Huawei debuts an affordable AirPods rival with active noise cancellation

Huawei claims the earbuds can bring down ambient noise levels by up to 32dB.

What you need to know Huawei has launched new truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation, called FreeBuds 3i. The company’s new AirPods Pro rivals use 10mm dynamic drivers and have IPX4 water resistance as well. They have been priced at £90 ($ 112) in the UK.

Huawei launched the FreeBuds 3 true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation at IFA last year,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi may be working on its own Galaxy Z Flip rival with a pop-up camera

The company is reportedly turning to Samsung as its foldable display supplier.

What you need to know Xiaomi is reportedly working on a clamshell foldable of its own. Reports out of Korea suggest that the Chinese giant is tapping Samsung for the foldable display. Unearthed patents, meanwhile, suggest a design incorporating a pop-up camera.

Two of the most conspicuous innovations relating to smartphone design over the last couple of years have been the advent of foldable smartphones  [Read More…]

Google is building an Apple Card rival

Google has smartened up texting, music, and video. Now it wants to do the same for your bank.

What you need to know Google is working on its own branded payment card. This card will be a debit card, powered by Google Pay and backed by more conventional financial institutions. Google says that it’ll have more to share in the coming months.

Google has made a name for itself in building smarter experiences for consumers in products  [Read More…]

Huawei launches its homegrown Android rival — HarmonyOS

Huawei does not have any immediate plans of replacing Android with HarmonyOS.

What you need to know Huawei’s homegrown HarmonyOS was launched at the company’s developer conference today. HarmonyOS is a microkernel-based, distributed operating system that has been designed for use in a range of smart devices. Huawei says the first smart screen products running HarmonyOS 1.0 will debut later this year.

Just as expected, Huawei today launched its first homegrown operating system at the Huawei Developer  [Read More…]

Google is paying people $5 to collect their face data for its Face ID rival

The Pixel 4’s facial recognition feature could possibly be superior to Apple’s Face ID.

What you need to know Google employees are reportedly collecting face data from random people in public places for $ 5. The company is probably collecting the data to help it optimize the 3D facial recognition feature on the upcoming Pixel 4. A recent leak had shown the top bezel on both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will have multiple sensors.  [Read More…]

Level up with the $40 SteelSeries Rival 310 Gaming Mouse

Get serious about playing with this pro-level gaming mouse.

The SteelSeries Rival 310 gaming mouse is now on sale at Amazon for just $ 39.99. This deal saves you $ 15 off its regular price of $ 55, and it’s a new low price for the mouse too.

The Rival 310 features a custom TrueMove 3 12,000 CPI, 350 IPS optical esports sensor with 1-to-1 tracking. It’s ergonomically designed for both comfort and performance and it features  [Read More…]

Amazon’s latest Fire TV and Kindle deals rival Prime Day’s offerings

Exclusive, but worth checking out!

Amazon is no stranger to offering exclusive discounts to members of its Prime service, and right now the company has a few deals going on that are definitely worth checking out. If by some chance you aren’t a Prime member already, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial right now to take advantage of all these deals. We’ve been covering the deals as they went live over on Thrifter and now we  [Read More…]

Google reportedly planning to launch a game platform to rival PlayStation and Xbox

Google is said to be working on a game streaming service and an Android-based gaming console.

It looks like Google is planning to launch a game streaming service to take on the likes of PlayStation and Xbox. We’ve been hearing rumors of a subscription-based game streaming service — codenamed Yeti — from as far back as February, with the company said to be working on an Android-based gaming console to complement the streaming service.

Jason Schreier over  [Read More…]

HQ Trivia gets its first rival app: The Q brings the excitement of daily trivia to Android!

Finally, Android users can experience the highs and lows (and lag) of a live trivia game show streamed to your phone!

Trivia is back in the spotlight these days, thanks in large part to the viral sensation that is HQ Trivia. Currently exclusive to iOS, HQ Trivia is a daily trivia game show that lets players play with hundreds of thousands of others for a chance to win cash. While HQ Trivia plans to launch an Android  [Read More…]